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Panic Attack Psychologist

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Panic Attack

If you are having panic attacks, as a psychologist, I know that you are trying to avoid having the most unpleasant feelings ever.  Many of us say we are panicking, meaning that life is stressful. Life can be very stressful, but that is a different thing.


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Panic Attacks are something else again. Often there seems to be a good reason to have panic attacks. Panic attacks can be related to very stressful life events. Or if you have been chronically stressed, they may happen. Some people have panic attacks in planes.


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But many people can have panic attacks for no  reason at all. The symptoms are just as bad. Strangely however, when having a panic attack, you probably don’t look like this. People usually have their terrifying panic attacks quite privately. No one can tell. You may have hidden your panic attacks. You may have felt a step away from going crazy. Not the news you want to share.  But one in ten people has a panic attack sometime in their life, and they weren’t crazy.

Or you may have managed to avoid having a panic attack for quite some time now. But just the avoidance often is a problem in itself. And this avoidance still counts as panic disorder.

Psychologists understand panic attacks, how you feel, how your mind works and most importantly – how they can guide you out of fear. Psychologists have studied how to treat panic attacks, they use CBT, mindfulness and other evidence based approaches that can help many people, often, in 6 – 10 sessions. A Medicare rebate applies. For more information, see our panic attacks page.

Call us, we can guide you to the best psychologist for you.

Anxiety Treatment Psychologist

Anxiety Treatment – Psychologist

Beyond Blue tells us that in Australia at any one time over two million people suffer from anxiety. So, if you’re struggling with anxiety, you’re absolutely not alone. Happily, psychologists know all about successful anxiety treatment. Academic research has been able to find out what treatments work, and these approaches are called evidence based treatment programs. This is what we do at Rose Park Psychology. Call us and we will discuss how to start your anxiety treatment with a psychologist.
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Individual Anxiety Treatment

Mindfulness, ACT, EMDR and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy are all treatment we can offer. A first step you might take is to book a long appointment with your GP, and asked to be assessed for a Mental Health Care Plan. Under this plan, there will be a Medicare rebate for your sessions. You could also attend for anxiety treatment with a psychologist without being referred by your GP. Private health rebates can apply, so contact your private health provider to find out if you’re covered.

Brief Anxiety Tips from the Internet may not Work for You

It is worth taking an intelligent and informed look at the problem with a clinical psychologist. An effective anxiety treatment program is not always simple and may take 6 – 10 sessions. For many people, being given brief, one size fits all, anyone can do it tips from the internet trivializes the problem. These tips are likely to ineffective and can create a sense of failure.

There are many people whose personal situations are not just due to worry – significant events have taken place which are causing them distress. But many people have strong symptoms that don’t seem to be “justified” by their situation. Both types of anxiety situations, although for different reasons, would gain benefit from seeing a psychologist.

For more information about anxiety disorders look at our anxiety treatment page.


Contact us for more information and we will guide you to the best solution for you.

After Hours Psychologist

After hours Psychologist

Act now to get an Appointment after work

After Hours Appointments soon are taken. 

Psychologist Tina Charles, not only does late appointments – she is warm and supportive and she establishes great working relationships with her clients. Tina has expertise and a passion for working with her clients. She  works with children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families. She can help with almost any problem.

Tina has more that 7 years of experience working in private practice. She has completed a Honours degree in Psychology and the coursework and practicum of the postgraduate Doctor of Psychology program at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. She now consults as a psychologist in Adelaide.

She uses a variety of evidence-based contemporary therapies, and values an individually tailored approach to therapy. Tina has experience  with helping families and children manage behavioural issues, anxiety and mood related issues, adjustment issues, trauma, and Autistic Spectrum Disorder related issues.

Call Rose Park Psychology (08) 8333 0940

for more information and to make an appointment.

Mindfulness Meditation Group

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Mindfulness Meditation Group

Our Mindfulness Meditation group for adolescents is running again starting on Wednesday 27 July 2016.

The group format has been effective in teaching mindfulness meditation techniques. And is fun for the participants. Meditation skills can be applied in:

  • Reduce stress, anxiety and depression
  • Improve resilience and self-esteem
  • Heighten academic performance
  • Enhance empathy and compassion
  • Improve the quality of sleep
  • Increase happiness and acceptance

Jennifer Burke, clinical child psychologist is running the group. She is a fun person and tries to ensure that all parties feel comfortable with her, using a gentle and warm manner. She quickly forms a productive relationship with children and adolescents. She also works with parents and involves them in individual treatment programs with their children wherever appropriate.

For for information, click here

Psychologist Job Opportunity

Psychologist Job Opportunity January 2017

Rose Park Psychology is an established psychology practice in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide. We offer a supportive work environment for experienced psychologists who have at least 5 years of experience and who seek a high level of independence in managing their clients and client load. Psychologists are completely supported in clerical and financial administration, and supply of referrals. We supply a well furnished office and good working conditions. Please apply for this psychologist job opportunity by emailing your resume and cover letter, or by phoning Rose Park Psychology on (08) 8333 0940.


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We currently have excess work in:

  • child psychology
  • relationship counselling- Knowledge of the Gottman method is desired, however not necessary.
  • adult clinical work
  • after hours work

Experience and previous success in private practice is valued. You may work in only one of these areas, or could work across several areas.

The successful applicant will be registered or clinically endorsed. Post qualification experience of at least 5 years, and a warm and approachable manner are essential.

We are a lifestyle practice and offer a negotiated workload schedule and support for working in your area of interest.


Remuneration is generous – please contact Deborah Lawton, for more information.

Full time salary, subcontracting or part time positions may be appointed, rather than one full time person. This is based upon negotiation. For more information visit our website job opportunity page. 

New Staff Members at Rose Park Psychology!

We always enjoy finding new staff, and are excited to announce two new psychologists have begun consulting at the practice!

Larissa Lucas

Larissa has joined us to offer Saturday appointments. Larissa has extensive experience working with children and adolescents. She has worked in several government departments, including the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and is also highly experienced in conducting gifted and talented assessments. Larissa also enjoys working with the parents and families of children experiencing difficulty, especially where there may be behavioural issues, attachment or developmental difficulties, or trauma.

Dr Nicole Rossotti

Nicole has joined us on Thursdays, offering both day-time and a few after hours appointments. With an extremely high pedigree of education, including qualifications from London (UK), Hong Kong, and Indiana (USA), Nicole has over 30 years experience as a clinical psychologist, and has worked across a broad range of settings. This includes working for the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, time as a lecturer at a prominent university, working within the South Australian public health network, as well as a considerable amount of time in private practice. She has been published on several occasions, and is constantly expanding her therapeutic skill-base. Nicole’s areas of interest include adult clinical psychology, relationship counselling, ageing, and organisational psychology.

We are always looking to recruit new staff at our practice, and take great pride in the calibre of the psychologists that work here. We work hard to ensure that all of our psychologists are superbly trained, and have a broad range of both clinical and life experience. If you are interested in a job opportunity, feel free to visit our Employment page.

If you would like to find out more about the other psychologists that practice here, please visit the Our Psychologists page. Otherwise, you can speak to one of our friendly staff by calling on (08) 8333 0940.

Does seeing a psychologist help?

Does seeing a psychologist help? Yes, we can tell you that for some problems – it does. If you consider a problem such as high anxiety, 7 or 8 people out of 10 can expect to be substantially less anxious after psychological treatment. We know that because psychologists have done research on the effectiveness of our treatment methods. Essentially, they test, say 100 people with high anxiety before treatment and then test their level of anxiety again after treatment. Particular ways of treating people, for example Mindfulness, ACT, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) have been shown to work, and they are then called an evidence based approaches.

The verdict is in. High anxiety, panic attacks and depression does respond to treatment, often in as few as 6 to 10 sessions with a psychologist trained in an evidence based approach.

Does that mean we can guarantee every individual will improve? No, unfortunately we can’t guarantee that, but we can say that your chances are pretty good.